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Letters to the Editor

Street sense

December 19, 2011

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To the editor:

I hope the City Commission does NOT change the name of any part of 11th Street to honor Coach Fambrough. It is already confusing that part of 15th Street is Bob Billings Parkway and part of 23rd Street is Clinton Parkway. Our numbered street system makes it easy to navigate around our city, even for strangers. Let’s keep it simple. Please name a building or a park for the coach instead.

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Acey 2 years, 3 months ago

IDIOTIC. The man wasn't here long enough. Take a poll on campus and around town. See how many respondents can say anything positive—or anything at all—about Fambrough. Has some anount of money been mentioned in connection with the street-renaming?

Who really cares, anyway.

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cato_the_elder 2 years, 4 months ago

What would be truly shameful would be for the Lawrence City Commission to name a whole stretch of 15th Street after Bob Billings but refuse to name a short portion of Missouri Street after Don Fambrough.

If Bob Billings were alive, he'd be the first one to support honoring Fam by naming part of Missouri Street in his honor.

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 4 months ago

Or, just acknowledge what KU is planning on doing.

"University officials, Carter said, also are planning on naming a street that runs on university property for Fambrough. Carter said university officials told him they are planning to name the road that runs along the west edge of Memorial Stadium — currently unnamed but would be Maine Street extended (http://tinyurl.com/d2l6lds) — Fambrough Way."

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